Carousel under the Eiffel tower

As typical around the beginning of the year, I’m a bit short for new photos. The snow in Bratislava changed into rain today, so not much to photograph. So as usually, will be sharing photos I took photo over the years, but never edited.

Here is one of those, from my visit to Paris two years ago. This is the carousel right next to the Eiffel tower. And while I hate the fences on the right, I had to include them for the composition I wanted.

This is a two shot vertorama, combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

Carousel under the Eiffel tower, Paris, France

Statue at the Alexander bridge

After all those panoramas and vertoramas, how about a bit simpler photo. This is one of the statues at the Alexander bridge in Paris. As if it was not easily recognizable by the Eiffel tower in the background :)

This is a single exposure, edited in Photoshop.

Statue at the Alexander bridge, Paris, France

Passerelle St Georges

The Passerelle St Georges bridge in Lyon, France looks really nice. And the location of the church right behind it makes for such an easy composition. But you know how it is. Things are never that easy. The lights on the bridge are crazy strong. You have to underexpose a lot and then blend even more. And even with a -3EV shot, you will not get every spot correctly. Really does not make for an easy photo :)

This is a 5 shot HDR merged in Lightroom, then blended with original exposures in Photoshop.

Passerelle St Georges, Lyon, France

Eiffel tower glowing in the night

I used this photo as the example in my explanation of shift function in the tilt-shift lens few days ago, but that was just the unedited version. Here you can see the final edit. As I said, being able to get a photo like this while standing so close to such a tall structure is one of the many things that make having a tilt-shift lens so great. If you can, give one a try :)

This is of course taken from the middle of the crossing opposite the Eiffel tower. Normally I would not suggest standing there too much, due to the traffic. But when I was there, the road was closed due to reconstructions, so the cars would not use that road.

This is a vertorama from two exposures, combined in Lightroom, edited in Photoshop.

Eiffel tower glowing in the night, Paris, France

Sunny path towards the Eiffel tower

Let’s stop in Paris with today’s photo. This is another vertorama I took from right under the Eiffel tower there, while trying to not have many people in the shot. It’s surprisingly possible :)

You may notice, there still is quite a strong perspective distortion here. I corrected it, but only partially. The problem is, that if something is really tall, and you are taking a photo from close by, the corrected view just looks strange. We are so used to see some distortion in cases like this, that we just expect it to be there. I did try a version where I corrected it completely, but I really did not like it.

This is a two shot vertorama, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. Photo taken in the early spring.

Sunny path towards the Eiffel tower, Paris, France
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